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'''"Princess" Der Ling''' (Chinese language|Chinese: 裕德齡, pinyin: Yù Délíng) (18851944) was a Hanjun bannerwoman, the daughter of Yu Keng (Chinese: 裕庚. Wade–Giles: Yu Keng. Pinyin: Yù Geng). Her father was a member of the Hanjun Plain White Banner Corps (正白旗), and according to his daughter he was a Lord. This is of some doubt. After serving as Chinese minister to Japan, he was appointed Minister (diplomacy)|minister to the French Third Republic for four years in 1899. He was known for his progressive, reformist views; for his determination to educate his children, including the girls, in western schools, which was highly unusual in their generation; and for his unvarying support of the Empress Dowager Cixi. In 1905, Yü Keng died in Shanghai. Yü Keng's story is told in the movie '' Dai noi kwan ying''. According to Der Ling's biographer, Der Ling's mother had an American father and a Chinese...
SpouseThaddeus C. White
FatherYü Keng
Birth date8 June 1885
Birth placeWuhan, Hubei, Great Qing
Death date22 November 1944 (aged 59)
Death placeBerkeley, California, U.S.
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